81 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar JannaR
JannaR says:

The sepia toning lends itself quite beautifully to the 'loneliness' of the tree. Very awesome!

(5 years and 1588 days ago)

Sahara
avatar Clinge
Clinge says:

Marvelous shot, like it GL

(5 years and 1594 days ago)

Sahara
avatar JannaR
JannaR says:

The dark & light....intense contrast of colors..absolutely stunning.

(5 years and 1594 days ago)

A wet sandy beach
avatar Chrys Rizzo

So alone, great capture... GL

(5 years and 1594 days ago)

Sahara
avatar Chrys Rizzo

Tks Mod!

(5 years and 1598 days ago)

A wet sandy beach
avatar Nonnykka
Nonnykka says:

I like that everything in the picture is so round and looking really soft. Awesome photo

(5 years and 1599 days ago)

A wet sandy beach
avatar vonksunday

this is amazing!!!

(5 years and 1600 days ago)

The Swan
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations on 1st place, Certainly the most professional photograph.

(5 years and 1600 days ago)

Poker Face by Kate Lederer
avatar Heathcliffe

captivating face , expression, lighting,. perfect cropping. its perfect. good luck , I hope you do well. !

(5 years and 1601 days ago)

Poker Face by Kate Lederer
avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Sounds interesting, nice photo . Good luck!

(5 years and 1601 days ago)

Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen
avatar captgeo
Moderator says:

The goals states "shots taken at the beach. It could be a landscape of a lonely stretch of empty beach, a close up of the sand or a shot of a busy one that is jam packed with people." This doesn't stated that the sand must be the focus.... it mandates what kind of "scene" it must be. This means that SAND must be visible and it be a sandy beach.

(5 years and 1602 days ago)

A wet sandy beach
avatar Chrys Rizzo

In my poor opinion, the sky is taking the eyes completely and not the sand, it's a FANTASTIC photo... but for sand theme I (my opinion) crop a little bit the sky!

(5 years and 1603 days ago)

A wet sandy beach
avatar BeSea
BeSea says:

Lovely.

(5 years and 1604 days ago)

Poker Face by Kate Lederer
avatar BeSea
BeSea says:

Lighting looks a little odd around the hair, horizon and trees. Extreme high contrast in processing? Quite effective mood for a book cover.

(5 years and 1604 days ago)

The Summer I turned pretty by Jenny Han
avatar k5683
k5683 says:

This is a perfect book cover

(5 years and 1605 days ago)

The Summer I turned pretty by Jenny Han
avatar pikkar
pikkar says:

very nice

(5 years and 1606 days ago)

The Summer I turned pretty by Jenny Han
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Very nice shot and lighting

(5 years and 1606 days ago)

Poker Face by Kate Lederer
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations on 1st place, wonderful entry.

(5 years and 1607 days ago)

The Swan
avatar Heathcliffe

Fantastic. Definitely the best entry by far. Well done in advance

(5 years and 1608 days ago)

The Swan
no avatar

This is just amazing...i know who is the winner now

(5 years and 1613 days ago)

The Swan
avatar Chrys Rizzo

COngrats author , it's a great job! GL

(5 years and 1613 days ago)

The Swan
avatar buda
buda says:

One big wow! What can I say. It's stunning. Great shot! ; )

(5 years and 1614 days ago)

The Swan
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Nice work

(5 years and 1615 days ago)

The Swan
avatar ctbugan
ctbugan says:

Really cool, clean photo. Good luck author.

(5 years and 1655 days ago)

Just me
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Nice High Key

(5 years and 1657 days ago)

Just me
avatar perfectway76

Wow!

(5 years and 1668 days ago)

Sun Rise
no avatar

I agree, like it very much, good work!

(5 years and 1668 days ago)

Sun Rise
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations on 1st place, love this photo, would make a great poster.

(5 years and 1670 days ago)

Bird in the summer
avatar robvdn
robvdn says:

Damn MnM said what I wanted to say...

(5 years and 1672 days ago)

Birdy
avatar MnMCarta
MnMCarta says:

I love this one! The colors and depth are so nice.

(5 years and 1678 days ago)

Birdy
avatar khan.pakeezah

good concept!

(5 years and 1680 days ago)

Addiction
avatar nikita61
nikita61 says:

lovely colors

(5 years and 1680 days ago)

Bird in the summer
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

that's better

(5 years and 1680 days ago)

Addiction
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Lovely summer photo. love the colours and tones.

(5 years and 1680 days ago)

Bird in the summer
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

well done,perhaps a little dark.

(5 years and 1680 days ago)

Addiction
avatar jerostone
jerostone says:

Nice, but you can hardly tell the source of light

(5 years and 1681 days ago)

Sunset love
avatar lincemiope

perhaps the picture is not technical, but very charming, bravo

(5 years and 1683 days ago)

Student
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Nice use of DOF. I do like the flower being de-centered, but agree with Artifakts that it's a little too far over

(5 years and 1684 days ago)

Single
avatar kimlandsiedel

A little too much lens flare, it takes away from the deepness of the picture... nice shot none-the-less

(5 years and 1685 days ago)

Student
avatar Artifakts
Artifakts says:

Nice but might have been better if the flower wasn't so close to the edge.

(5 years and 1685 days ago)

Single
no avatar
awinibhat says:

Beautiful

(5 years and 1686 days ago)

Single
no avatar
dem90 says:

The post editing and dof is good, but the composition need some work. There is too much dead space to the left, and it's hard to tell at first what the focus of the photo is. You might want to crop the photo a bit so the orchid is more prominent

(5 years and 1687 days ago)

The Orchid
avatar Good0guy
Good0guy says:

Beautiful

(5 years and 1690 days ago)

The Orchid
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

lovely

(5 years and 1692 days ago)

Single
no avatar
KKG says:

Sweet with a quality

(5 years and 1704 days ago)

HER
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

would have voted higher if we had a High res.

(5 years and 1705 days ago)

HER
avatar cocor
cocor says:

Catch the moment! Lovely!

(5 years and 2426 days ago)

1..2..3.. JUMP!
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

GL!

(5 years and 2428 days ago)

1..2..3.. JUMP!
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Good, clean focus. GL!

(5 years and 2428 days ago)

Dragged behind a sail boat
avatar MnMCarta
MnMCarta says:

VERY COOL!

(5 years and 2429 days ago)

1..2..3.. JUMP!